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IGG parking tender report ready

By Vision Reporter

Added 1st June 2003 03:00 AM

INVESTIGATIONS into the award of the city street parking tender to Multiplex Limited are complete, the Inspector General of Government (IGG), Jotham Tumwesigye said last week

INVESTIGATIONS into the award of the city street parking tender to Multiplex Limited are complete, the Inspector General of Government (IGG), Jotham Tumwesigye said last week

By Catherine Ntabadde

INVESTIGATIONS into the award of the city street parking tender to Multiplex Limited are complete, the Inspector General of Government (IGG), Jotham Tumwesigye said last week.

IGG in February this year received complaints that some top Kampala City Council (KCC) officials have an interest in Multiplex, the company that won the tender at sh80m a month.

Tumwesigye said on Thursday that investigations are complete and a report would be released soon.

“We are through with the investigations. The report is going to be released,” he said. Tumwesigye declined to give details.

Tumwesigye’s intervention in the matter followed a petition by Hyo Song Moon, the managing director of Green Boat Entertainment Limited (GBEL, to President Yoweri Museveni. Museveni directed the IGG to follow up the matter.

GBEL claimed KCC breached an agreement concerning the street parking contract. The petition, which was also copied to the then ethics and integrity state minister, Maria Matembe, was a result of the way KCC awarded Multiplex the tender. GBEL cited lack of transparency in the tender. Other sources said allegations of conflict of interest involving KCC officials fuelled GBEL’s petition.

GBEL bid lower than Multiplex when the tenders were opened earlier this year.

However, there have been allegations that top officials at the district and central division have a stake in Multiplex.

It is now three months since Multiplex won the tender awarded by the Kampala District tender board in February.

IGG parking tender report ready

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